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Elizabeth "Elaine" Stice Hale

January 9, 1951 — March 7, 2023



****The date of death listed above is incorrect, this for archive purposes only.****

Mrs. Elizabeth “Elaine” Stice Hale, age 72, of Kirksey, Kentucky, died on Sunday, February 12, 2023, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.


          Mrs. Hale was born on January 9, 1951, in Paducah, Kentucky to the late King Chandler Stice and Ethelene Bryson Stice. She retired as a courier with FedEx and was an avid horse woman who worked as a horse breeder and trainer. Mrs. Hale bred, raised, trained, and competed in various disciplines. She was known by her friends and community as the horse whisperer. Not only did she impact the lives of horses, but their owners as well. She was a mentor to many Murray State Equestrians and will be missed by all in the equine community. Mrs. Hale was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, U.S. Eventing Association, American Ranch Horse Association, American Horse Show Association, and the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.


          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garry Leon Hale.


          Survivors include two step sons, Ray Garry Hale of Gilbertsville, Kentucky and Ryan Thomas Hale of Lexington, Kentucky; one sister, Lolita Rayann Stice Holmes of Fairfield, Ohio; as well as two step grandchildren, Clay Thomas Hale and Peyton Rayeann Hale both of Benton, Kentucky.


          A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Fellowship Hall of Hardin Baptist Church in Hardin, Kentucky, 218 College Street, Hardin, Kentucky 42048. All family and friends are welcome to attend to the celebrate the life of Mrs. Hale. Everyone is welcome to bring finger foods to share. The family will provide beverages and desserts.


          Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071, Humane Society of Calloway County, P.O. Box 764, Murray, Kentucky 42071, or the charitable organization of your choice.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 25, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Fellowship Hall at Hardin Baptist Church

218 College Street, Hardin, KY 42048

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